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Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:21:42 +0200
From: Petr Matousek <pmatouse@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: spender@...ecurity.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: Kernel 2.6.32+ IP_RETOPTS Buffer
 Poisoning DoS

On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 12:33:47AM -0700, Steven Ciaburri wrote:
> There is a local DOS exploit in centos 6, openvz 6, cloudlinux 6 and others.
> 
> https://www.rack911.com/poc/hemlock.c

Just to make sure -- this triggers Red Hat specific bug introduced via
CVE-2012-3552 fix [1, 2]. This issue does not affect upstream.

  [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979936#c2
  [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=979936#c3

Spender suggest there is a integer problem in the code [3], but there is
not. The problem spender is trying to fix is avoided by the CMSG_OK
check in ip_cmsg_send() function and msg_controllen check in
__sys_sendmsg().

There is some slight room for error though since CMSG_OK checks for
"(cmsg)->cmsg_len >= sizeof(struct cmsghdr)" and the expression is
"err = cmsg->cmsg_len - CMSG_ALIGN(sizeof(struct cmsghdr));" but with
the current alignment and cmsghdr struct size we should be fine on
both 32 and 64bit.

  [3] https://twitter.com/grsecurity/status/351664130031222784

-- 
Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team

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